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Why Avicenna is regarded as father of modern medicine ?

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Asked by hemant mehta, 10 Apr '12 04:34 pm
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Because of his famous works viz., The Book of Healing, and The Canon of Medicine, which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities. It provides a complete system of medicine
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 10 Apr '12 04:42 pm

 
  
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Ibn Sina was a tenth century Muslim scientist who had made major contributions in many diverse areas - from Medicine, Psychology and Pharmacology to Geology, Astronomy,Physics, Chemistry and Philosophy ... a true polymath! The lunar crater Avicenna and the mountain peak Ibn Sina Peak are named in his honor.

This is the first post in the series where highlights of major contributions of individual scientists are provided. I'm thankful to Tricia who had shown interest and suggested that details should also be provided.

The following contributions are only the ones that Historians have been able to find from Ibn Sina's 240 surviving books out of a total of 450 books written by him. To find more about the causes of destruction of many great works please read the post 'Pubic Libraries in the Medieval Islamic World ' .

Fig. 1: Image of Ibn Sina in Medieval Manuscript 'Subtilties of Truth' dated 1271

Full Name: Abu Ali al-usayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina

Latin Name: Avicenna ...more
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Avicenna (Abu Ali Sina, or Ibn Sina (980-1037). Avicenna was a Persian physician and philosopher. He was born near Bukhara, then capital of the Samanid dynasty. By the time he was 10 years old he had learned the Quran as well as Arabic grammar and literature. By the age of 16 he had mastered not only natural science and rudimentary metaphysics but also medical theory. He was not satisfied with merely a theoretical understanding of medicine so he began to treat the sick.

Avicenna (as he is known in the West), was a contributor to many fields, including geology, philosophy, law, theology and astronomy, but his greatest legacy lies in the field of medicine. He was one of the main interpreters of Aristotle and was the author of almost 200 books on science, religion and philosophy. Avicennas two most important works are: Shifa (The Book of Healing) a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and Al Qanun fi Tibb (The Canon of Medicine). The first is a philosophical encyclopaedia ( ...more
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Avicenna was a Persian polymath and the foremost physician and Islamic philosopher of his time. He was also an astronomer, chemist, Hafiz, logician, mathematician, physicist, poet, psychologist, scientist, Sheikh, soldier, statesman and theologian.

His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine, which was a standard medical text at many Islamic and European universities up until the early 19th century .
Ibn Sn is regarded as a father of early modern medicine, and clinical pharmacology particularly for his introduction of systematic experimentation and quantification into the study of physiology,] his discovery of the contagious nature of infectious diseases, the introduction of quarantine to limit the spread of contagious diseases, the introduction of experimental medicine, evidence-based medicine, clinical trials, randomized controlled trials, efficacy tests, clinical pharmacology, neuropsychiatry, risk f ...more
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His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine,[9] which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities. The Canon of Medicine was used as a text-book in the universities of Montpellier and Leuven as late as 1650. Ibn Sn's Canon of Medicine provides a complete system of medicine according to the principles of Galen (and Hippocrates)
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Ibn Sina was a tenth century Muslim scientist who had made major contributions in many diverse areas - from Medicine, Psychology and Pharmacology to Geology, Astronomy,Physics, Chemistry and Philosophy ... a true polymath! The lunar crater Avicenna and the mountain peak Ibn Sina Peak are named in his honor
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